Enterprise IT network vendor Huawei has joined hands with 21Vianet Group, an Internet Data Center (IDC) services provider in China, to launch Software-Defined Networking-enabled (SDN) network.
The SDN initiative is to significantly improve the overall efficiency of 21Vianet’s cloud computing data centers.
Huawei said China’s largest commercial Software-Defined Networking-enabled (SDN) network will enable enterprises to adjust their business strategies to stay competitive.
As per the SDN initiative, 21Vianet deployed Huawei’s Cloud Fabric Data Center Network Solution that mainly uses the CE12800 series data center switches and Agile Controller. The one-click service deployment function of Huawei’s solution increases the speed of 21Vianet’s cloud service provision tenfold.
Huawei’s Open Programmability System shortens 21Vianet’s new service innovation period from six months to one month. The solution’s automatic path adjustment and optimization function increased the efficiency of link bandwidth utilization from 50 percent to 80 percent, said Huawei in a statement.
Yu Li, general manager, Data Center Network Domain, Switch & Enterprise Communications Product Line, Huawei, said: “The openness of Huawei’s Cloud Fabric Data Center Network Solution makes it possible for enterprises to easily embrace SDN, accelerate the speed to market for new services, facilitate rapid development, and enable business success in the age of agility.”
The company has deployed Huawei’s Cloud Fabric Data Center Network Solution including CE12800 series data center switches and Agile Controller at eight large-scale data centers in China located in major cities like Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Wuhan.
In the next phase, 21Vianet will expand the deployment of the SDN-enabled solution to more than 80 large-scale data centers in over 40 cities.